James A. Samuell
Date of Birth: April 24, 1939
Date of Death: November 15, 2018
November 24, 2018 - 11:00 AM - Crossroads Free Methodist Church
Lewistown- James A. Samuell, 79, a resident of Clayberg Nursing Center in Cuba and formerly of Lewistown passed away at 6:45 PM Thursday November 15, 2018 at Graham Hospital in Canton.
He was born April 24, 1939 at rural Ipava the son of Orley D. and Hazel (Guffey) Samuell. He married Barbara Weese on August 3, 1957 at Astoria. She survives along with three children, Jeff (Threasa) Samuell of Lewistown, Tim Samuell of Lewistown and Cindy (Tim) Smith of Florissant, MO; ten grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Lisa Bickel, one sister and two great grandchildren.
Jim retired from Caterpillar after 30 years of service. He was a member of Crossroads Free Methodist Church in Lewistown and a member and union steward of the UAW Local 974. Jim was active in the community and had served on the Lewistown Carnegie Library Board, Lewistown City Council, Lewistown Fire Department, Spoon River Towers Board and had led a men’s bible study. Jim loved farming, tractors and spending time with his grandchildren. Jim never met a stranger and he loved people.
Cremation will be accorded. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday November 24th at the Crossroads Free Methodist Church in Lewistown with Reverend’s Larry Wright and Carl Denham officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to his church. Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown is assisting the family with arrangements.
From: Patti Miller Nov 17 2018 11:01AM No words can ever say how much we loved Grandpa Jim. We came to know all of you when you moved next to us on Halsey. He was like a dad to me and a grandpa to our son. I will always remember the way he made us feel part of your family. We have some great memories that we will always cherish and when his name will be mentioned in the future, I will always remember the love. Patti - Kendall- Keaten From: MaryLou Belless Nov 17 2018 11:08AM Barb and the rest of the family==my love and condolences to each of you. Jim will be missed and remembered forever.God will certainly enjoy his new inductee as we all have thru the years.Let the love of each other and your memories help you thru thid tough time Fly high--RIP and smile down onus, Jim From: Tom & Dana Ford Nov 17 2018 1:56PM Our condolences to all the family. Jim was a joy to be around. He will be missed greatly by many. Cherish and share the memories and he will always be with you. From: Keith and Bonnie Vaughn Nov 17 2018 6:50PM Barb and all the family---our love and prayers goes out for you, as we all grieve of your loss----It is comforting to know that your loved one and our special friend and brother is with our Lord and Saviour. We cherish our time with Jim and all the family down though the years at camp meeting in Rushville------what great memories. We will miss Jim and his words of encouragement, but I'm sure Jesus will carry all of you through this valley and we will reach the mountain top once again-----Praise The Lord From: Patty Hayes Nov 17 2018 7:04PM Words can not express how I am feeling about this. I have known the Samuell family for about 15 years. Jim was like a grandpa to me his family was like mine. U will be dearly missed fly high From: CINDY Levingston Nov 17 2018 7:17PM BARB and family I am so so sorry for your loss Jim such a wonderful man him and my Dad went to school together in Ipava. God is getting angel for sure From: Jeanine Harris Mautner Nov 17 2018 8:14PM My prayers are with you all.Jim was a great friend,father,grandpa.and many love him.He had a big heart.So sorry for your lose.Love Jeanine From: Jeanine Harris Mautner Nov 17 2018 8:15PM My prayers are with you all.Jim was a great friend,father,grandpa.and many loved him.He had a big heart.So sorry for your lose.Love Jeanine From: Jeanine Harris Mautner Nov 17 2018 8:17PM My prayers are with you all.Jim was a great friend,father,grandpa.and many loved him.He had a big heart.So sorry for your lose.Love Jeanine From: Dennis & Kim Carter Nov 17 2018 8:40PM So sorry for your loss. We thought a lot of Jim and Dennis was proud to have served with him on the fire department. He will be missed. From: Melanie Clark Nov 17 2018 8:42PM SO sorry to hear about. your dad Jeff he was a good man and nice neighbor when we lived across from them . Our prayers are with you and your family From: Melanie Clark Nov 17 2018 8:42PM SO sorry to hear about. your dad Jeff he was a good man and nice neighbor when we lived across from them . Our prayers are with you and your family From: Lisa (Harn) henzler Nov 17 2018 8:47PM We are deeply sorry for your loss.
What a wonderful man Jim was..
From: Timmy Smith Jr. Nov 17 2018 10:09PM So blessed to have had such an amazing Grandpa. He had such a big loving heart and always showed such care and compassion to everyone. He was a God loving man and was never afraid to share his testimony. You taught me so much Grandpa. I will miss you everyday here but I’m thankful you are in Heaven and free of any pain. I love you Grandpa Sam From: Martha Tippey Nov 17 2018 10:20PM So sorry for your loss Praying for all of you. Jim was always so appreciative of our cooking meals for him at camp. Always had a smile, kind to us and was a wonderful person. We are thinking of all of you!!
Allen and Martha Tippey
From: Martha Tippey Nov 17 2018 10:20PM So sorry for your loss Praying for all of you. Jim was always so appreciative of our cooking meals for him at camp. Always had a smile, kind to us and was a wonderful person. We are thinking of all of you!!
Allen and Martha Tippey
From: Scott Jackson Nov 17 2018 10:56PM My condolences go out to the whole family! Jim was one of the kindest most thoughtful men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers! From: Craig & Joan Weiss Nov 17 2018 11:12PM We are so sorry for your loss. We thought the world of Sam . I always enjoyed his company the few times we got to talk at family functions. His strong faith was obvious and he's at peace in the presence of the Lord. From: Don Gorsage Nov 18 2018 7:12AM I'm truly sorry for your loss. I still have fond memories of visiting your house/farm as a child when you lived on the edge of town and Jim was a big part of that. He was one of the kindest people I have every met. Michelle and I send our deepest sympathies. After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us.
Don and Michelle Gorsage
From: Cindy and Les Outlaw Nov 18 2018 3:54PM So sorry to hear of your loss, but so happy for Jim as he greets those on the other side! We are going to miss him so much but are so thankful for the memories that have been made and will live on. You were much loved by the whole Outlaw family, Big Daddy! From: Cheryl Camp Nov 18 2018 7:57PM Very sorry to hear of Jim passing. I will miss him and all the laughs we had over the years.
I loved the holidays, birthdays and special events that we got to share over the years as well.
Just a little over a week ago we had a chance to have lunch at the church to celebrate my sister Threasa and Jeff's renewal of their vows. Jim gave me a big hug and whispered in my ear, " did you bring me some more hot pickles that you made"? I laughed and said darn it i
should have!, next time though! Well Jim, i will always think of you when i do gardening.You will be missed
From: Cheryl camp Nov 18 2018 8:14PM Jim was such a special man to me and all my family, he will be missed by so many.
Barb and family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so thankful to have shared with in so many family events with Jim and Barb. I know when it comes time next summer
for canning season, i will think of Jim and the spicy pickles he so loved. Rest in peace Jim.
From: Dennis & Rhonda Nov 19 2018 8:25PM So sorry to hear of Jim's passing , he was such a great person , and a dear friend that I had the honor of volunteering on the Lewistown Fire Department with …. We had lost touch for a few years and just within the last few years we had sit and chatted with each other ,,,, Our thoughts & prayers are with Jim and his family at this time ….. You will be remembered my friend … RIP Jim From: Teresa Prosser Nov 20 2018 2:55PM Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. We will miss seeing and visiting with Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tom and Teresa Prosser
From: Lorenda Spilker Nov 21 2018 9:59AM Our deepest sympathy to the entire Jim Samuell's family. A true friend to Alvin and myself. Jim and Barbara was great friends to my brother Lyndell Schnarr ,also. Jim was always there to give a helping hand and had the greatest smile ever! He is in God's house now as our sister Priscilla Hough who passed away 11/8/18. God bless everyone. Sincere condolences, Alvin and Lorenda Spilker From: Lorenda Spilker Nov 21 2018 9:59AM Our deepest sympathy to the entire Jim Samuell's family. A true friend to Alvin and myself. Jim and Barbara was great friends to my brother Lyndell Schnarr ,also. Jim was always there to give a helping hand and had the greatest smile ever! He is in God's house now as our sister Priscilla Hough who passed away 11/8/18. God bless everyone. Sincere condolences, Alvin and Lorenda Spilker From: Steve & Nancy Havera Nov 22 2018 11:57AM What a wonderful person Jim was. He always greeted us with a smile and upbeat comment. He was an inspiration to us all with his friendliness and support. He will be missed. Keeping all of you in our prayers and thoughts. From: warren and rita potter Nov 27 2018 9:32AM Dear Barbara and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a wonderful Christian man and an inspiration to us all. He always took time to talk to and to comfort anyone needing it. I enjoyed being on the library board with him and getting to know you two better when you came to GriefShare. Blessings, Warren and Rita Potter